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Spirit Is America’s Most Profitable Airline

Although Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) is the U.S. airline most hated by its passengers, investors have little to complain about. Spirit boasts the highest profit margin of any U.S. carrier ...
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4 Biotech IPOs Lead Weekly Calendar

Only two companies were able to complete planned initial public offerings (IPOs) last week. Combined the two raised a total of $347 million, but neither was able to generate much ...
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Oil Rigs Drop by 31, Hedge Funds Look Elsewhere for Profits

In the week ended April 24, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 703, compared with 734 in the prior week and 1,534 a year ...
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Miles Driven by Americans Reached All-Time High in February

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has just released its traffic volume data for the month of February. The agency estimates that travel on all roads and streets in the ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

April 24, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 24 equities making new 52-week lows today. Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) dropped nearly 14% on Friday to post a new 52-week ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated the DJIA on Friday

April 24, 2015: Markets opened higher on Friday but only the Nasdaq Composite was able to hold onto its opening gain for the whole day. Tech heavyweights, Google, and ...
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What Boeing Needs to Say at Its Shareholder Meeting on Monday

On its Wednesday conference call following the announcement of first-quarter results, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) had a lot more to say about its cash flow in the quarter and the ...
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Fast and Furious Franchise Will Ride Again in 2017

At the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on Thursday, Vin Diesel, the star of the current megahit “Furious 7” -- and five of its progenitors -- announced that there will indeed ...
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3D printing Stratasys

Why 3D Systems Just Cannot Get Its Earnings Guidance Right

Citing lower oil prices and a strong dollar, among other “economic weaknesses,” 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) lowered its revenue and earnings guidance for the first quarter, and the stock took ...
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Oil Well Completion Backlog Could Weigh on Crude Prices for Years

Crude oil prices rose nearly 3% on Thursday as traders bid barrels higher following more reports of lower U.S. rig counts and more airstrikes against Yemeni rebels. West Texas Intermediate ...
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Another Earnings Stumble for Xerox

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Friday. The business technology firm posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.21 on revenues of $4.47 ...
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American Airlines Earnings Hit Afterburner on Lower Fuel Costs

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings before markets opened Friday morning. The airline posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.73 on revenues of $9.8 ...
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Microsoft Gets Magic Revenue Boost From Nokia Phones

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 results after markets closed Thursday. The software behemoth reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.62 on revenues of $21.73 billion. In ...
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Open pit mine

How Newmont Managed to Double Its Profits

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings after markets closed Thursday. The gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 on revenues of $2.0 billion. In ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

April 23, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 27 equities making new 52-week lows today. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) dropped about 10% on Thursday to post a new ...
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